In 2008, Kevin founded eDynamic Learning with a vision to broaden students’ horizons and interests into subjects and career opportunities not traditionally offered by today’s education system. By offering new subjects via online learning platforms, Kevin sought to help students become more engaged and take increased ownership in their overall learning experience. Since its inception eDynamic Learning has rapidly grown into the leading provider of career and elective courses in North America.
Kevin has earned his Masters of Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds both a Bachelors of Education and Bachelor of Arts from Brandon University.
Yolanda de Rooy
Chief Learning Officer
Yolanda believes that education should focus on preparing and equipping students for lifelong success. With this as a core value she has created an impressive list of innovative and award-winning education programs throughout her extensive career. Currently, Yolanda leads the eDL curriculum team in setting and implementing learning strategies for each of our course offerings, and for creating the eDynamic Learning course strategy and roadmap. To do so, she works with a team of passionate educators, writers, and technology leaders. After hours, she can be found biking the local mountain trails or cycling lakeside and through the vineyards and orchards of the Okanagan Valley.
Yolanda received her M.A. in History from the University of Michigan, and has held senior executive positions for global learning companies in Toronto, Boston and New York.
Chief Sales Officer
Jerry has worked passionately in the education market leading a variety of sales, marketing and operational teams for the past twenty years. His expertise in the development of sales cycle management, sales process, and customer-facing business practices have helped him lead the best teams in the industry. Along the way he has launched several new company divisions, company start-ups and led an award-winning product development team. He is currently leading the sales and marketing efforts for the company’s aggressive growth plans. Jerry has a B.S. in Marketing Research from the University of Southern California and, along with his family, still call Southern California home.
Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations
Bryan’s entire professional career has been spent working closely with or holding leadership positions at many of the world’s greatest technology companies. Bryan worked for 10 years as an equity research analyst covering the software industry at Wachovia Securities, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse. Prior to joining eDynamic Learning, Bryan was the Vice President of FP&A and Investor Relations at Rackspace during the years in which the company experienced its most dramatic stages of growth and expansion. Bryan graduated with a degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and is a veteran of the United States Army.
Melissa is an award-winning educator and researcher holding multiple degrees from Grand Valley State University, the University of Kansas and Southern Illinois University, including a Master’s Degree in Sociology. As our Director of Curriculum, Melissa has developed distance learning courses for middle school, high school, university and adult education students across North America. She has also taught distance learning courses in the social sciences and humanities for over 10 years. Melissa currently lives in Michigan with her family, is an enthusiastic Detroit Red Wings fan, and enjoys snowshoeing with her dog.
Sales Operations Manager
Ricci has spent almost her entire professional career building successful and enduring customer relationships in a variety of industries. She joined the eDynamic Learning team after launching and growing a successful 3D software company in just six short years. A great addition to our team, Ricci is able to wear many hats related to customer management, sales processes, and product marketing. Ricci recently moved to Kelowna with her husband and enjoys camping, golfing, and traveling.
Director, Platforms & Technology
Chad earned a BA in Linguistics from UBC and a MA in International Relations from the Royal Military College of Canada. He lived in Japan for 8 years working for a university in Kyoto and later for Apple Japan. After returning to Canada with his wife and young children, Chad started building and managing products for a number of startups, including his own. For 15 years he has lived, and worked, online and continues to learn new skills and make new connections there every day.
Director, Program Management
Vicky brings over a decade of experience leading complex projects and roll-outs for large international corporations in Europe. She is experienced with multiple project methodologies including Agile, Prince2, and PMI and has achieved formal qualifications in each. Recently, Vicky has gone back to school to complete her Business Diploma at Okanagan College. Any free time she has between work and school is spent with her family enjoying what the beautiful Okanagan Valley has to offer.
Director, Course Strategy
Lisa feels fortunate that her passion for learning turned into a career. She held positions in sales and marketing management at large educational publishers, and discovered that product development was her raison d’être. She spent over 12 years developing education resources that contributed to students’ success and impacted their lives. When not working, Lisa enjoys hiking, jogging, traveling, and quirky, whimsical art.
Kathaleen has spent the last 20 years selling and marketing educational resources, with a focus of helping learners succeed in their academic career. At eDynamic Learning, Kathaleen directs campaigns and initiatives to bring awareness to eDynamic’s online learning courses. In her free time, you can find Kathaleen hiking, paddleboarding, or wine tasting in the spectacular Okanagan Valley.